• "The kids feel it.

    They know that
    somebody cares."
  • "I plan on getting my

    business degree. I'm very committed to community."
  • "Life is never easy for anybody,

    but I open that door and I have a sense of home." It's where Dawn finds her community.

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Volunteer helps shed light on poverty

April 10 to 16 is National Volunteer Week and we are sharing stories from just a few of the thousands of volunteers who work with United Way and our agency partners. Thank you to all volunteers, you grow love! Ann Reichert retired last June … Continue reading






A chance to just be a teenager

Circle of Friends gives girls an opportunity to talk, bond. By Jessica Botelho-Urbanski for the Winnipeg Free Press.  Jordana Kilgour wheels into a conference room at St. James Collegiate and starts waving excitedly. The life of the party has arrived. … Continue reading






‘Essential to our well-being.’

Family Resource Centres give hope, purpose, and opportunity to families. A single mom can struggle to keep her family healthy. Signe Knutson has lived it, and is grateful for the compassion and help of a community family resource centre. “It … Continue reading






Reflecting on perception & race

‘Cultural Competency’ is part of United Way Learning Centre offerings, among many classes and courses designed to build knowledge and skills in Winnipeg’s nonprofit sector. The following personal take comes from a recent ‘Cultural Competency’ workshop participant. When we let … Continue reading






Sweet Seats Hockey Raffle – we have winners!

The draw at United Way Winnipeg on Wednesday has yielded three lucky winners! 1st prize: ticket # 12128 purchased by Kimberly Embleton Kimberly is skating away with a private suite for 20 people to watch the Winnipeg Jets pluck the Anaheim Ducks … Continue reading






“I can do anything I want to.” Art helps Jessica find her path in life.

Jessica’s love of art began when she was a participant at a program supported by Winnipeggers’ donations to United Way. Today, she is employed by the same program, earning a living by making and teaching art to other young Winnipeggers. … Continue reading